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Molière has been credited with raising comedy to the same level as tragedy as an entertainment for intelligent people. The Imaginary Invalid, his final grand stroke, is a piece of sublime silliness that alone would have accomplished this elevation of comedy on the world stage. In this one play the greatest writer of comedy, perhaps ever, sharpens all his outrage at the practice of medicine, law, paternal tyranny, miserliness, marital infidelity, self-deception, other-deception, and hypocrisy of every stripe. There is an irony that Molière, after playing the leading role himself, a character so obsessed with his hypochondriacal ailments and so begrudgingly hungry to try every humiliating and absurd cure the medical profession has to offer, died on the very stage of his final triumph. Comedy has a way of getting to the core of serious things, and nowhere more cuttingly and more delightfully than in this performance. Schedule From Week of October 24 Sunday, October 24 at 2pm Wednesday, October 27 at 2pm Thursday, October 28 at 8pm Saturday, October 29 at 8pm Sunday, October 31 at 2pm Tuesday, November 2 at 7pm Wednesday, November 3 at 2pm Saturday, November 6 at 8pm Sunday, November 7 at 2pm Tuesday, November 9 at 7pm Friday, November 26 at 8pm Satuirday, November 27 at 2pm Sunday, November 28 at 7pm Thursday, December 2 at 8pm Saturday, December 4 at 8pm Sunday, December 5 at 2pm Friday, December 10 at 8pm Saturday, December 11 at 2pm Sunday, December 12 at 7pm For subscriptions to the Pearl Theatre Company's 2004-2005 Season, click here. For group sales, call Matthew Coleman, 212-505-3401, ext. 17 or email [email protected]

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:The Pearl Theatre, Off-Broadway